Johannes Passion – Dutch National Touring Opera



St John Passion – Johann Sebastian Bach

Dutch National Touring Opera
assistant in residence


Cast and Crew:
Conductor: Raphaël Pichon
Assistant conductor: Arnaud Oosterbaan


Director: Dale Duesing
Set Design: Boris Kudlicka
Costumes: Arno Bremers
Lighting: Mark Heinz


Robert Burt (Evangelist)
Quirijn de Lang (Christ)
Hanneke de Wit
Falko Hönisch
Owen Willetts
Yves Saelens


Chorus of the Dutch Touring Opera
Holland Baroque Society


About the Opera/Oratorio:
Composed bij Johann Sebastian Bach
Based on the Bible.
Première on Good Friday 1724 in the St. Nicholas Church in Leipzig.

No composer ever expressed such aching sorrow or ever captured the agony of the crucifixion as did Johann Sebastian Bach. With emotional intimacy and dramatic power, Bach’s St. John Passion is a musical monument that never fails to move the listener. A work noted for its dramatic sweep and emotional immediacy in the recounting of events leading to the crucifixion of Christ.


3 april 2011

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